Category Archives: Cell Phones

The iPhone 5 is Here

Well sort of…the folks over at Giga.de have created this slick mockup of the next iPhone based on all the current rumors circulating around the net. We won’t know for sure until the big reveal on Oct 4th 2011 when Apple makes their big announcement in Cupertino California but you can rest assured that the rumors will continue to fly right up to the very last moment. According to Giga.de; “We currently believe that the iPhone 5 will be thinner than the current generation, it’ll also come with a larger 4 inch display. That being said, the biggest obvious change will be the teardrop design, which already made some news in the past months.” Source: Giga.de

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Will Apple Announce the new iPhone 5 at the WWDC 2011?

The buzz around the web is building about just what surprises Apple will have for us at the WWDC. We here at Ebongeek have our own wish list of features we would like to see in iOS 5 and but according to Techcrunch “this isn’t just about iOS 5. This is about Apple’s entire software backbone. iOS and OS X are both about to receive massive upgrades at the same time. And both will likely be extensively previewed at WWDC. Add to this Apple’s iCloud announcements (which may or may not include the “iCloud” music stuff) and you suddenly have a WWDC that looks anything but boring, new iPhone or not.” We won’t know for sure until Monday but until then check out this sneak peek from the folks over at cnet.com and www.janmichaelcart.com for what may be coming our way sometime soon. Also make sure to check out the WWDC 2011 live stream here on Ebongeek.com

Verizon 4G LTE Network gets tripped up

Just when you thought it was safe to make the switch from your current carrier to Verizon, their state of the art LTE network hits a snag. It’s okay these things happen especially with large scale complex systems. According to Verizon “the network would return to normal but it expected to fix the problem on a “market-by-market basis.” Source: Reuters

Update! As of Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:03pm EDT the network is “back up and running”

The Cellebrite UFED allows Law Enforcement to download all your smart phone data

“I am going to need to see your license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and your cell phone” That is what you may hear next time you are pulled over by the police or federal law-enforcement thanks to the Cellebrite Universal Forensics Extraction device or UFED. With it police can capture your phone’s lock code, all deleted data including your deleted call history, text messages, images, phonebook entries and videos. The unit also allows law enforcement to access to internal application data, IMSI history, past SIM cards used and past user lock code history. This tool is powerful, mobile and like so many new 21st century technologies well ahead of the law. The debate over the use and possible abuse of these devices will surely be a hot topic in the coming months. It seems the Michigan State police already have these units in use in the field which has captured the attention of many civil liberties group most notably the ACLU. Read more here . Also check out the ACLU public letter on this issue.